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- Jul 28, 2009
Those RDA numbers are just pulled out of someone's ass btw, for both macros and micros. For micros, they estimated what everyone needs at a minimum and just doubled it across the board #scienceHawkmoon, you are a bright guy with loads of experience and a great physique to
Lowering your protein . . . you won't notice a thing. Guaranteed if you stay within
the RDA. (I know people who have gained muscle on lot less protein.) And you will
feel better too.
I also suspect you are not in a growing faze, maintaining what you have being a
priority. (Think age, health.)
Personally, I would just eat a 'normal' diet, don't stress the protein, it will be what
it will be. But do keep track of the overall calories, just don't get fat unless you need
to (too lean).
This high protein obsession (not saying you) is just that . . . an obsession with no
real science supporting i.e. anything beyond the RDA. Just follow the RDA and you
are good to go. As you lose and gain muscle just adjust you protein in accordance
to your weight. Easy peasy.
Just my opinion.
I eat about 35-40g per meal, 6 meals per day. I count all sources. Total is about 30% of calories.
If I tried to eat less, I'd have to eat too much fat and carbs, if I hate more, I wouldn't be able to eat enough carbs and fat (is basically how I look at it).